I am 53 years old and was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at the age of 23. I have made it my mission to provide Parkinson’s awareness. Thirty plus years with Parkinson’s has taught me a great deal about living well with this chronic condition.
It is my hope that we choose to share compassion and kindness, in this time of need. This is our opportunity to reunify our nations and the entire planet.
Thinking that you are flexible and easy-going can be dramatically different until, you are challenged. Life has a way of sneaking in unexpected setbacks that knock your feet out from under you.
I am back, after taking almost a month-long adventure-road trip to Key West and back to Northern Virginia. For about 3 weeks, Angela, Lily, the Chocolate Lab, and I explored the Southeast coast and sucked up the warm breezes, compelling sunsets, and miles of open road.
The reality is that a well-run support group offers camaraderie, information, and a wisdom that comes from so many, all in one place. When you find a good group, it feels like another family and a place that you belong.
Wishing all ASoftVoice.com readers a very Happy Holiday Season! From Karl Robb:
A Day of Parkinson’s Education in Williamsburg #parkinsons #education #support by Karl Robb – A Soft Voice in a Noisy World blog
I treasure the wonderful camaraderie of pride and love for humanity that shone for that gorgeous but ever so brief moment in time.
I have been fortunate to meet hundreds of people over these thirty plus years with
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The month of April is upon us and this means a month of Parkinson’s awareness!
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When you bring hundreds of people together with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in one place, everything Parkinson’s seems normal and the world outside our hotel seemed odd. A peace came over us, where explaining ourselves to why we were doing what we were doing wasn’t necessary.
Expression and making our voice heard is hard enough but if you throw in a
Recently, I have been the recipient of kind acts from those who I don’t know.
We must live in the here and now, plan for our future, and treasure joys
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I am so grateful and honored to announce that for the fourth year in a
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These are 2 very different photos. One taken in Virginia and one of the NYC